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John G. Avildsen

John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Guilbert Avildsen. He is a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), The Karate Kid (1984) and Rocky V (1990). See full bio »
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 2014 Let Love Last (Short)
 2007 Dancing Into the Future (Video documentary)
 1999/II Desert Heat (as Danny Mulroon, director's cut)
 1994 8 Seconds
 1990 Rocky V
 1989 Lean on Me
 1988 For Keeps?
 1982 Traveling Hopefully (Documentary)
 1981 Neighbors
 1980 Murder Ink (TV Series)
 1980 The Formula
 1976 Rocky
 1975 Foreplay
 1972 The Stoolie (co-director)
 1971 Okay Bill
 1971 Cry Uncle
 1970 Joe
 1965 Light Sound Diffused (Documentary short)
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Show Show Self (18 credits)
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Alternate Names:

John Avildsen | Danny Mulroon

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When I read 'Rocky V,' it was a terrific story, a great script. Rocky died at the end. He has this devastating fight with Tommy Gunn, ends up in an ambulance with his head in Adrian's lap, and by the time they get to the hospital, he's dead. See more »


Father of actors Jonathan Avildsen and Anthony G. Avildsen, both of whom have appeared in several of his movies and also worked for him as production assistants. See more »


Underdog films complete with realistic character development and montage sequences

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